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Baloo's Bugle

August Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 8, Issue 1

All Aboard
Webelos Communicator & Citizen
 Tiger Cub Big Idea #1


Heart of America Council

Freight Train

To simulate a freight train approaching from a distance and then fade off again, use a 4 beat hand clap with the first beat of each grouping of 4 loud and then the following 3 softer beats.  The train can speed up, slow down, stop, and start with varying tempo. Throw in a few train whistles for effect.


Move hand like a racer and go “ZZZRRrrroooooooommmmm” three times


Pretend you are driving a big rig.  Reach above your head for the horn cord and as you make a pulling motion say loudly “Honk, Honk!”

Knock, knocks

Knock, Knock

Who’s there?


Sarah who?

Sa-rah phone I could use?

Knock knock

Who’s there?


Radio who?

Radi-o not, here I come.

Cub 1: Could you give me a ticket for the next trip to the moon?

Cub 2: I’m sorry, but the moon is full now.

Cub 1: Son, here are the keys to my magic car.

Cub 2: Is it really magic?

Cub 1: Yes, one speeding ticket and it will disappear.


What kind of shot do you give a sick car?

A fuel injection.

What does a train do with food?

Chew, chew.

What did the grape do when the elephant sat on it?

It let out a little wine.


How Book of Cub Scout (1951)

Rickety, rickey,  riff-raff!
Chickety, chickeyty, chiff-chaff!
Riff-raff, chiff-chaff!
Let’s   give ‘em a horse-laff
Haw!  Haw!  Haw!


Conductor’s Yell:  Pull whistle Cord and then Yell Whoo Whoo! (then)  ALL ABBBBOAARRDD!!


Locomotive: Begin on the heel of your hand, slowly.  With one hand gradually increase speed, walking you fingers towards the finger tip, go over the ends of the fingers and walk up your arm.  The last part is to raise your hand over your eyes as a gesture of looking in the distance.


Train: divide the audience into groups to make different train sounds, getting faster and faster until a bell rings.



2 scouts walking – 1 is carrying a train and a patch and the other holding a trained patch.

1st scout: Hey, what’s the train and patch for?

2nd scout: ‘Cause I heard our leader needs a train and patch

1st scout: No, no, that’s a TRAINED PATCH! (shows a trained patch)


2 scouts walking – 1 carrying an airplane, the other carrying a wood plane

1st scout: Say, that’s a nice airplane, what’s if for?

2nd scout: Our leader said to bring a Plane for today’s meeting

1st scout: No, No, we’re learning to use a WOOD PLANE today (shows a wood plane)


2 scouts walking
1st scout: Why are trains better than planes?

2nd scout: I dunno, why?

1st scout: Cause they stay on track!


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